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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

4.0 of 5 Valverde Vega, Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved the staff but want to let people know a little detail. It is not close to the airport, so you have a drive and are in the middle of no-where. Be prepared for rain. There isn't much to do - no TV. Being near mountains you will get the evening dampness. They have a little room heater. No... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend and I booked an "Amigas" package, then spoiled ourselves by upgrading to a villa. We stayed in Trogon which features a beautifully appointed living/dining/kitchen area with fireplace, two bedrooms (each with an ensuite bath), a laundry room, and spacious porch with rocking chairs and small jacuzzi. Although we had a short walk across a bridge to access the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Now that our kids are out of the best, my wife and I are enjoying travel, and Costa Rica has always been high on our list. The El Silencio was our first stop in our long-anticipated visit to Costa Rica. We arrived at a late hour, and were greeted with a warm welcome and shown to our suite. Delicious sandwiches... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks Mudlump for giving us a chance to display Costa Rica's signature hospitality and the serene beauty of its cloud forest. We selected this location because of its "fall-in-love" factor. Intense nature, warm hospitality, and authentic cultural experiences set the stage to inspire the soul and reconnect with the planet. Gracias for taking the time to detail your impressions! Please... More 

Atenas, Costa Rica
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service, service, service. From the moment you arrive, you will be treated as if you were the only guest. They know your name, they anticipate your needs, they value your business. Besides the perfectly appointed rooms, they have a spa that rivals any major 5-star resort on the planet. For my wife and I, Jenifer and Carolina provided spa treatments... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Steve! It is wonderful to see that you enjoyed your stay with such gusto :) In addition to our signature hospitality and enchanting surroundings, El Silencio Lodge & Spa is being celebrated as a culinary destination, perfect to enjoy wellness meals that highlight the best of Costa Rica's flavors. Thank you so much for highlighting our cuisine. We certainly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Villa Quetzal at El Silencio in late December 2014. Two families, seven of us. The villa is absolutely beautiful, with two large suites and a great room with a kitchen, living and dining areas. There is a large patio off the great room, with a hot tub and comfy rocking chairs. The beds were very comfy... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Saludos PromRastogi! Our Private Villas are a superlative treat for families or groups of friends. Their spacious comfort, unique architecture, and impressive views of the cloud forest are surely memorable. Thank you for taking the time to narrate your experience. Wonderful to hear that you fully enjoyed Chef Carlos Andres' culinary creations. He is always eager to showcase the intense... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We, two parents and a son (18 y), chose this place because we appreciate small places, with nature close to us. Coming from Norway we also appreciate the cooler climate in the mountains. The days before we had stayed in high temperatures in the jungle at Pacuare river. The lower temperatures at El Silencio was therefore a bit unexpected, actually... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Gracias Jan! It was a pleasure to host you and your family. We enthusiastically appreciate your feedback and thank you for highlighting your experience so vividly. An intense immersion experience in nature is at the heart of our singular Costa Rica destination. Please do return very soon! From the highlands of El Silencio you can easily access other bewildering settings,... More 

Ringoes, New Jersey
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22 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent two nights (Dec 27 and 28 2014), and loved it. Beautiful surroundings, gorgeous hiking to three waterfalls, and exceptional lodging. Food was excellent, too. Nestled in the cloud forest, so we had rain, but that made the experience even more memorable.

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Gracias sejlriceRingoesNJ! Thrilled to learn that you enjoyed our spectacular cloud forest, in all of its unspoiled intensity. Our goal is to frame nature's uniquely soothing elements with superb hospitality and special attentions. Thank you for letting us know that you fully enjoyed your stay. We hope the wonderful memories linger! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea what to expect before I went. WOW!! What an experience. The food was fabulous. Most of the vegetables are organic and grown right there!!! The service was the best. Carlos was such an attentive server. He called us by name. Each room has its own hot tub right outside and it is very private. We did... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks Martha for celebrating and embracing the wonderful magic of Costa Rica's high altitude forest. The peaceful ambiance in full contact with nature truly lets our guests engage the senses with energizing intensity. Thank you for letting our staff welcome you and your family and thank you for letting them showcase Costa Rica's amazing hospitality, stunning landscapes, and culture. Please... More 

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely Lodge, our room was just so, so comfortable, everything thought of including the resident humming bird who had taken up residence by our hot tub. We loved it, the self guided walks were great to the waterfalls. The ever changing views from our bedroom were fascinating, thick beautiful clouds hiding the trees followed by clear, then... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks skeggybaby! Watching nature's intense whims from the intense comfort of one of our Suites is a singular experience. Sometimes it feels as though you were watching a time-lapse video. Delighted to learn that you fully appreciated the experience. Thanks for letting us know about the confusion with the menu. We will improve our In Room Guide to avoid miscommunications.... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We spent three nights of our Costa Rican vacation in El Silencio Lodge. Our villa was exceptionally clean and beautiful, with a great hot tub. The surroundings were breathtaking and the waterfalls were majestic. The spa services were outstanding . What made our trip specially memorable was friendly, courteous and helpful staff who took care of every detail. The food... More 

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Saludos Nancy and thank you for giving us an opportunity to be your special Costa Rica hosts. We embrace hospitality with much enthusiasm as a chance to reward travelers with an extraordinary experience that helps reconnect with nature as the source of peaceful grins. More 

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Address: Valverde Vega, Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bajos del Toro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — El Silencio Lodge & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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